2 men convicted in Sifton home invasion

first_imgA Clark County jury found two Vancouver men guilty of committing a home-invasion robbery Dec. 4 in an apartment in Vancouver’s Sifton neighborhood. The two victims were tied up with cords and forced inside a bedroom closet.Following a seven-day trial, Calvin J. Quichocho, 22, and Brandon English, 21, both of Vancouver, were convicted of two counts each of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree assault. They are scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 14 by Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson.The 12 jurors deliberated for 1½ hours before reaching the verdict.“I think witnesses identifying them (in a photo montage) had a lot to do with it,” said juror Pam Nolin of Camas.Quichocho and English robbed Austin Bondy and Brittany Horn at gunpoint inside a unit at the Prairie View Apartment Homes, 12611 N.E. 99th St., said Deputy Prosecutor Dan Gasperino.Court records indicate the two men and John R. Lujan, 18, arranged to meet Bondy at his apartment under the ruse that they planned to buy marijuana from him. Instead, they stole valuables belonging to Bondy and Horn.Once the suspects were inside the apartment, Quichocho drew a firearm from his clothing and pointed it at the victims. English shoved Lujan onto the couch and told him to stay down, according to court records.last_img